Canadian firm introduces Indian Ocean disaster mapping

Canadian firm introduces Indian Ocean disaster mapping

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DM Solutions group has launched an Indian Ocean Disaster / Tsunami Web-Mapping application. The goal of this Website is to help facilitate, through the use of interactive Web-mapping technology, all aspects of disaster mitigation. This MapServer/Chameleon application, uses several OGC:WMS layers.

Aid workers at ground zero and around the globe can have free access to this spatial data and the resulting mapping functionality via the Internet.

The goal of this Website is to help facilitate, through the use of interactive Web-mapping technology, all aspects of disaster mitigation, including emergency response, food and disaster relief supplies distribution, rescue operations,
rehabilitation planning, damage assessment, downstream disaster mitigation planning, etc.

Visitors to the site can create maps quickly and jump to pre-defined data themes like GDP, population, death toll. Useful weblinks to resources like NOAA and institutions of seismology are also offered.

The Project Collaborators under this effort are:

-Laboratory for Applied Geomatics and GIS Science (LAGGISS), University of Ottawa,Ottawa, Canada

-Space Technology Applications and Research (STAR), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand

-Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

-Media Center, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan